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Rag Radio 2010-09-14 / New Left Leader and Underground Press Editor Jeffrey Nightbyrd

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Rag Radio 2010-09-14 / New Left Leader and Underground Press Editor Jeffrey Nightbyrd


Published September 14, 2010


Jeffrey Nightbyrd was a major figure in the Sixties New Left and the underground and alternative press. Nightbyrd -- formerly Jeff Shero -- served as national vice president of SDS and was active with the Yippies. He was a founder of The Rag in Austin and edited the Austin Sun and New York's RAT. The Rag was one of the most influential of the first wave of underground papers and RAT gained national noteriety for its political and cultural coverage. The Austin Sun served as an incubator for major talent and helped stimulate the development of Austin's famed music scene. Jeff talks about "Rehearsals for the Apocalypse: The Austin Sun Years 1974-1978," an exhibit at the South Austin Pop Culture Center -- and about Abbie Hoffman, Larry Flynt and Hustler, the Sixties and Austin cultural history, and he discusses Sun co-founder Michael Eakin who was mysteriously murdered -- and more. Show aired during KOOP 2010 fall membership drive and contains fundraising pitches.
Host and Producer: Thorne Dreyer. Engineer and Co-producer: Tracey Schulz


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